RE: IPA Null Consonant

From: Raymond Mercier (RaymondM@compuserve.com)
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 10:00:05 EDT

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    Andrew,
    Perhaps this old article is of interest :
    W.S. Allen, 'Zero and Panini'(Indian Linguistics 16, pp.,106-13, 1956).

    Raymond

    At 06:22 27/05/2003 -0700, you wrote:
    >
    >On Tue, 27 May 2003 15:32:08 +0300, jarkko.hietaniemi@nokia.com wrote:
    >
    > > And I can assure you that the Finnish consonant gradation does not change
    > > 'k' to the Danish vowel :-) It simply means "disappears" (or in reverse,
    > > "appears from nothing").
    >
    >In which case writing "k ~ -" is probably misleading.
    >
    >U+2205 (EMPTY SET) is at least unambiguous, and I'm not sure that there is any
    >intrinsic reason why using a mathematical operator for this purpose is any
    >less
    >appropriate than using a vowel letter.
    >
    >Andrew



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